2 GO-TO ARTICLES
Instruction Guide: A one-stop shopping guide for setting up HyFlex classes (Julie Sievers, Southwestern University)
Designing for Fall 2020 (Nancy Chick, Rollins College): Perhaps the hardest part of thinking about fall 2020 is figuring out where to start. This document will help you navigate through the uncertainties by starting with what you do know, and planning for what you don’t yet know.
REPORTS FROM THE SEMESTER
Our HyFlex Semester: What’s Worked and What Hasn’t (Kevin Gannon, Chronicle of Higher Education, October 26,
2020): A mixed report-back on the semester.
DEALING WITH SOME PROBLEMS
Hearing one another when classroom microphones are limited: I’m all for simple answers, and there may be moments where simply repeating a point out loud very well could do the trick. You can also have in-class students log-in to Zoom and mute their mics. Use your judgment!
SOME NEGATIVE FEEDBACK
The Worst of Both Worlds (Beth McMurtrie, Chronicle of Higher Education, July 10, 2020): Hybrid courses, taught in person and online, are being touted as the best option for the fall. Why do they have so many critics?
ACTIVE LEARNING IN A HY-FLEX CLASS
Active Learning in Hybrid and Physically Distanced Classrooms (Derek Bruff, Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University), June 11, 2020.
Yes, Your Zoom Learning Can Be First-Rate (Stephen Hersh, Inside Higher Ed, July 8, 2020): 6 steps to
create a community of active learning online
Collaborative Note Taking (Beckie Supiano, Chronicle of Higher Education, July 16, 2020)
Improving Breakout Room Discussions in Online Teaching by Using Collaborative Documents (Dennis Lowe,
Faculty Focus, August 10, 2020)
Active Learning while Physically Distancing (Jennifer Baumgartner, LSU): Google Doc with common active
learning strategies and corresponding approaches appropriate for online teaching in both synchronous and
How to Overcome Classroom Zoom Fatigue (Elizabeth Stone, Fordham, Inside Higher Ed, August 19, 2020)
Using Zoom to Teach Your Class Online (Harvard Academic Technology)
Using Zoom with Canvas LMS (Brown IT Service Center)
Using Zoom with Blackboard LMS (University of Rochester)
How to Use Closed Captioning in Zoom (Zoom)
Building Community in a Zoom Classroom (Rachel Toor, Chronicle of Higher Education, June 23, 2020): Using personal essays to build relationships
Online Learning Efficacy Research Database (Ecampus Research Unit, Oregon State University)
WANT MORE? ADDITIONAL ARTICLES AND RESOURCES
Creating a HyFlex Course (University of Denver, Office of Teaching and Learning
Building a HyFlex Course to Support Student Success (Wendy Tietz, Kent State): Video [1:01:37]
Values and Principles of Hybrid-Flexible Course Design (Brian J. Beatty)
Hybrid and Online Syllabi Examples (Baruch College Center for Teaching and Learning)
Student Readiness for Online/Flexible Learning Survey (Furman University)
COVID-19 Planning for Fall 2020: A Closer Look at Hybrid-Flexible Course Design (Kevin Kelly, Phil on Ed Tech,
May 7, 2020)
HyFlex Course Model (Northern Illinois University): A compilation of articles
How I’m Spending My Pandemic Summer Vacation (Sarah Rose Cavanagh, Chronicle of Higher Education, June 9,
2020): Overall planning guide
6 Tips for Teaching Online and In Person Simultaneously (Amy E. Crook and Travis W. Crook, Inside Higher Ed, Aug.
Concrete Strategies for Hybrid and Remote Teaching (Eberly Center, Carnegie Mellon): Covers 5 areas including
managing time zones and administering exams.